PROTECTING CHILDREN FROM VIOLENCE
Our Child Friendly Spaces help protect children from physical harm and psychosocial distress, and allow them to keep learning and developing both during and after an emergency.
We also provide tailored case management services to the most vulnerable children: children associated with armed forces and groups, unaccompanied and separated children, and those affected by violence including gender-based violence. We further support the family tracing, reunification and reintegration of all unaccompanied and separated children.
KEEPING CHILDREN HEALTHY
More than one in five children in South Sudan are malnourished. Droughts, flooding and food price shocks mean they simply don't get enough nutritious food. We run centres to screen children for malnutrition and give free medical care.
Our teams also train health workers in remote communities to diagnose and treat malnutrition, diarrhoea, malaria and pneumonia. In areas where clinics do exist, we supply vital equipment, medicines and training.
South Sudan is a fertile country, yet food insecurity is a major problem. We're supporting farmers by demonstrating new techniques to help them grow and sell more food.
For the most marginalised young people, finding a way to make a living can be incredibly hard. We're teaching vocational skills to young people who missed out on education or were married early, and to former child soldiers. Subjects include carpentry, hairdressing, masonry and tailoring.
We're also helping young people and vulnerable families acquire the skills and tools they need to set up their own businesses.
Page updated July 2021.